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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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Any free/cheap PDF editors for Mac users?

I have a ton of little PDFs I've made of stuff for my next movie via Mac OS X (print, make PDF) and need to be able to combine all of them and also create a table of contents that hyperlinks to each section/chapter.

Any freebies/cheapies out there? Open Source? Is PDF editor even the right terminology?

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Old July 15th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #2
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This probably doesn't do all the things you want, but it can come in handy sometimes anyway. You can drag PDF files into a TextEdit document and combine as many as you want that way. If the PDF is already a multi-page file then it will have its own scroll bar.

Just open the TextEdit program, and make sure it's set to Rich Text Format (RTF) using the Format menu. Now drag and drop as many PDF's as you want right into the document. I don't think there's any way to do the bookmarking you want.

What are you trying to do Heath, make webpages with links to PDF's? The new versions of Safari will open PDF's directly in the browser, and Internet Explorer should do the same on the PC. So you could just put them all into a directory on a web server, then create an index file with links. I'm sure there's some automated way to do that sort of thing, but I just hand code everything in a unix text editor myself :-)
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Old July 15th, 2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tips. What I'm trying to do is have a series of pdfs of the script, budget, schedule, etc. of my movie (and pix, too), and in the table of contents, have it so people can click on say BUDGET and they go to that page. Kinda like when you pull up the PDF of Final Cut Pro's manual and click on a specific chapter or section of a chapter.

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Old July 15th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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I haven't had a chance to really look, but try this page.

It's the best place for open source software, so if theres mac opdf editor, they should have it

http://sourceforge.net/
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Thanks, Tim. That was indeed witty. (wink)

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